Rachael Quill is currently an ACEMS Research Associate at the University of Adelaide, with research interests focussed on the statistical analysis and modelling of the reliability South Australia's wind power network. Her key research interests lie within applied statistics and the analysis of environmental data. Rachael studied for her PhD at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. Her thesis, entitled "Statistical characterisation of wind fields over complex terrain for bushfire modelling applications", had particular focus on the impacts of surface roughness on wind fields as well as the development of probabilistic approaches to handle uncertainty in fire modelling.
Rachael holds an MSci in Mathematics and Statistics from Lancaster University in the UK, during which she took part in a 12-month exchange program to the Australian National University (ANU). Her Honours thesis considered dynamic modelling of wind speeds for analysis of wind power. Following her undergraduate studies, Rachael relocated to Australia and completed a multidisciplinary Master’s program at the ANU, covering topics from computer science to meteorology.
Analysis of Wind Data
PhD (Statistics), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra, 2017
MSt (Multidisciplinary), Australian National University (ANU), 2013
MSci (Mathematics and Statistics), Lancaster University, 2011